Rheinischer Verein of Milwaukee

​​​Current Events

All events are subject to change due to the COVID19. If we cancel an event or meeting, it is for the best interest of our members and the community. 

Please stay safe.


  • Continental Showcase with Bob Ziebenbein on Joy 1340am
    • First Saturday of the month. Rheinischer Verein has a radio spot from 1:45–2:00 p.m. Let your friends know and enjoy some nice music!

Meetings: Board elections coming soon!

  • Board Meeting:
    • Sunday, July 19th, 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, August 16th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, September 20th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, October 18th at 1pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
  • ​General Meeting:
    • Sunday, July 19th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, August 16th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, September 20th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus
    • Sunday, October 18th at 2pm at the Bavarian Bierhaus

Our Events:Pre-order tickets for our events here.​​​​​

  • Kameradschaft Evening
    • More information to come
  • German Fest 2020!
    • German has been canceled for 2020. Please see their website for more information. We look forward to seeing you all in 2021!
  • Opening of Karneval Season 11/11/2020
    • ​More details to come on where to celebrate with us!

Events below in Red are canceled. 

Events in Green below have changed the date with the new date listed.

Other German Culture Events​​​​​​​​

  • 45th Annual Pommerntag
    • Sunday, June 28th from noon to 5:30pm
    • ​Location: Mequon's Rotary Park at 4100 W Highland Rd
    • "Pomeranian Day" a festival of Norther German Heritage. Alte Kameraden Band, Pommersche Tanzdeel Freistadt, Polka Joel Kiekhaefer. Handicap accessible. Genealogy research, ethnic food and drink, cultural exhibits, and a gift store.
    • Free admission!
  • German Fest 2020!
    • Friday through Sunday, July 24, 25, and 26th
    • This event has been canceled. Please see their website for more information. 
  • German American Day at Carl Schultz Park
    • PossiblySunday, August 9th???  
    • Location: Carl Schultz Park
    • Come hang out on the lawn, eat some German food, listen to live music, and take a swim in the lake. A great way to spend the day!
  • Group Trivia Hosted by UDoM
    • ​Saturday, August 15th at 5pm
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • Join this great night of fun, friendship, and trivia! See our Registration form on our website
    • 5pm Registration/Table set-up begins. 6pm Trivia Game Starts 
      • Feel free to bring your own table snacks. NO alcohol carry-ins.
    • How does it work? $100 per Team entry (Up to 10 people) OR $15 per single individual. Entry includes FREE pitcher of beer or soda (1 pitcher for every 4 players on a team)
    • Compete in a 2 half, 9 round game of trivia. Large gift baskets awarded for top 3 teams! Prize for best team table decor (BE CREATIVE!) Prizes for all players! 50/50 Raffle! Proceeds from this event will go toward costumes, travel expenses, and group needs for the UDoM Kinder and Kultur groups. We are very fortunate to have a wonderful group of members who enjoy sharing the Donauschwaben culture with the public through dance, song and German language.
    • Questions? Call 262-510-8556 or email udomkinder@gmail.com
  • Maifest 2020
    • New Dates: Friday - Sunday, August 21st to 23rd
    • Location: Friendenfeld Park
    • Mai Fest is packed full of authentic German cuisine, beverages, entertainment, and live performances. 
    • Sheepshead tournament Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
      Vendor & Craft Fair on Sunday noon to 4pm

    • More information on their website
  • Chicago German-American Oktoberfest
    • ​September 11th, 12th, and 13th
      • Friday, September 11 from 5pm to 11pm. Opening ceremony at 8pm
      • Saturday, September 12 from Noon to 11pm. Parade at 2pm. 
      • Sunday, September 13 from Noon to 10pm. German Mass Service starts at 11am. 
    • Free admission. German hospitality in two large tents. Good food, beer, and wine served every day. Three bands playing for your entertainment. 
  • New York Stueben Day Parade
    • Saturday, September 19th  
  • Waukesha Oktoberfest
    • ​Saturday, September 26th
    • Location: Waukesha Frame Park
    • Free admission
    • Includes live music, food, beer, and contests of hammerschlagen, masskrugstemmen, and cornhole.
  • German / American Day
    • Sunday, October 4th
    • More details to come!
  • 75th Anniversary & Kirchweih Celebration
    • October 18th
    • Location: Schwabenhof
    • More details to come!
  • Spielmanzug Milwaukee Crowning
    • ​​Saturday, November 7th
    • More information to come!
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Opening of Karneval
    • ​Saturday, November 11th
    • More information to come!
  • Holiday Folk Fair
    • ​Friday - Sunday, November 20-22
    • Location: State Fair Park
    • Come out and celebrate the different cultures that make this nation great. Try some new food, and maybe even learn a new dance!
  • Minnesota Spielmannzug Crowning
    • ​Saturday, November 21st
    • More details to come!
  • Krampusnacht
    • ​Saturday, December 5th
    • If you are good, there is nothing to be worried about...were you good? Otherwise, be prepared for Krampus to come knocking on your door!
    • More details to come!
  • Muller Bummel Tour
    • ​Saturday, January 9th. 
    • Somehow the Muller's always seem to find a way out un-supervised. Come watch as they are let loose on the town and perform several centuries-old tradition. 
  • GAMGA 2021
    • Thursday, January 14, 2021, through Sunday, January 17, 2021
    • More details to come!
  • Chicago Rheinischer Verein Grand Maskenball
    • ​Saturday, February 13th, 2021
    • More details to come
  • Chicago Reheinischer Verein Rosenmontag
    • ​Monday, February 15th, 2021
    • More details to come.